Sunday, June 18 | 3:00PM
Father's Day Concert: Sons of Bach

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Sylvia Berry, fortepiano
Leon Schelhase, harpsichord

The Carriage House at Gore Place
52 Gore Street
Waltham, MA 02453 | map

Tickets are $18/$15 members and children. To purchase advance tickets, visit

The Carriage House at Gore Place is an accessible venue.

Keyboardist extraodinaire Johann Sebastian Bach came from a long line of musicians, and his children continued on in the family business, not only as master composers, but as keyboard virtuosos. Bach's works for multiple harpisichords were written in part for his family to play, and it is clear that they served as models for his sons. Featured on this program are works by Wilhelm Friedemann and Carl Philipp Emanuel, his eldest sons, and Johann Christian, his youngest. It is fascinating to compare their compositional styles to their father, but also to notice how different they all are from one another. What is clear though, despite their differences, is that each composer learned from their father ingenious ways to combine the forces of two keyboard instruments and feature both players equally. Join us this Father's Day at to celebrate the Bach family! 


Johann Christian Bach (1735 - 1782)
Sonata for two keyboards in G major, Op. Op. 15, No. 5 (1778)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Vier kleine Duetten für zwei Claviere Wq. 115 (after 1768)

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)
"Concerto" for two keyboards in F major, F. 10

Solo works TBA